Unsung hero of world’s first ‘Tarmac’ road honoured

An unsung hero credited with inventing the modern road surface has been celebrated with the unveiling of a commemorative blue plaque in Nottingham. Edgar Hooley, a Nottinghamshire County surveyor, perfected the method of making road surfaces stick in the early twentieth century, with Radcliffe Road in West Bridgford subsequently becoming the very first Tarmac road […]


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